We have seen that Art can be seen in various different forms and sizes. However, one of the most innovative ways to showcase art was with the help of the Kinetic movement. In this space, Takis was revolutionary as his work showcased some strangest and most innovative example of Kinetic arts. This was back in the 1950s and 60s which can also be called as the ‘Era of Takis’. It is now reported that the revolutionary developer of Kinetic Movement Art has died. This news was announced on social media by his Athens-based foundation.
This foundation is known to be a supporter of scientific research and currently houses archives of the artist as well. Apart from that, just one month has passed into the running of Takis retrospective which is currently on view at the Tate Modern in London.
In an announcement, also seen as a tribute to Takis, the foundation wrote:
“A prolific and visionary mind, whose ingenuity, passion and imagination was endless, Takis explored many artistic and scientific horizons, as well as music and theatre, and redefined the boundaries in art, Thanks to his creative genius on so many levels, his generosity and his exceptional intuition, Takis was ahead of his time, which widely contributed to his success throughout the world. Today, we have all lost an extraordinary mind.”
While we have already mentioned that Takis was a revolutionary artist in the 1950s and 60s, he was lost into obscurity in recent times. The reason for this is unknown at the moment. Takis was interested in showing art in the form of kinetic energy and he even mentioned that his interest lied in energy. He mentioned energy as the ‘hidden force that guides life in our technological age’. Often times, Takis’ artworks were seen less as art pieces and more as scientific experiments.